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Population in 2012: 2,069 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 

Males: 961  (46.5%)
Females: 1,108  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 19562.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,096 (it was $45,888 in 2000)
Topton:

$56,096
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,795

Topton borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,818 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Topton:

$158,818
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $174,748; Detached houses: $193,861; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,091; In 2-unit structures: $155,513; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $309,650; Mobile homes: $8,257

Median gross rent in 2012: $841.

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  • White alone - 1,979 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Topton: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.6%), Irish (10.3%), English (6.7%), Dutch (5.7%), Italian (5.4%), United States (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 01/18/1877

Elevation: 485 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 3,021 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Topton:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Topton borough:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

46 residents are foreign born (0.4% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This borough:  2.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,233 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,931 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (13.6 miles , pop. 106,632).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (45.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mertztown, PA (1.4 miles ), Bowers, PA (1.6 miles ), Lyons borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Dryville, PA (1.9 miles ), Kutztown borough, PA (2.0 miles ), Breinigsville, PA (2.1 miles ), Kutztown University, PA (2.1 miles ), New Jerusalem, PA (2.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.50 N, Longitude: 75.70 W

Area code: 610

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Topton-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Topton borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 tornado 14.0 miles away from the borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Topton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from Topton center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from Topton center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Berks County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Topton:

  • LUTHERAN HOME AT TOPTON, THE (Nursing Home, ONE SOUTH HOME AVENUE)
  • LUTHERAN HOME/TOPTON (Nursing Home)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Topton:

  • KUTZTOWN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; KUTZTOWN, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE KUTZTOWN (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; KUTZTOWN, PA)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF ALLENTOWN (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ALLENTOWN, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Topton, PA

Operable nuclear power plants near Topton:

  • 18 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Topton:

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 5 miles; Kutztown, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,093)
  • Muhlenberg College (about 13 miles; Allentown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,352)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 13 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,422)
  • Albright College (about 15 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 18 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Lehigh University (about 19 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,788)
  • Northampton County Area Community College (about 23 miles; Bethlehem, PA; FT enrollment: 5,423)

Public high schools in Topton:

See full list of schools located in Topton, School District: BRANDYWINE HEIGHTS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Topton:

  • BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $130,303; Location: 60 TOWER DRIVE; 25,020 books; 2,167 audio materials; 3,438 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 66 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Topton Industrial Park (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Topton: Topton Community Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Dryville Hotel (110 Lyons Road).

 
Berks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.1. This is about average.
City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0967. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0967
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.234. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.41. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.41
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.46
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.0%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This borough:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  68.3%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  9.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Topton, PA

Topton compared to Pennsylvania state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Topton (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Lutheran Home At Topton Branch at 1 South Home Avenue, branch established on 1990/11/13. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Topton Branch at 2 West Franklin Street, branch established on 1968/03/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • National Penn Bank: Topton Branch at 30 West Franklin Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $8,395.9 mil, Deposits: $5,879.6 mil, headquarters in Boyertown, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: National Penn Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Topton travel time to work - commute


Topton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Topton borough (based on Berks County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.93%
Here53.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents40.0%26.3%18.2%4.1%1.4%
Congregations7.5%25.6%22.2%6.6%4.1%
NameMennonite Church USAJewishEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.4%1.1%0.9%0.7%6.0%
Congregations6.9%1.3%2.2%1.3%22.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Berks County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Berks County:

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
Berks County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 252
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berks County:

28.0%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$8,556$51,3360$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$4,771
Streets and Highways 2$7,333$43,9980$0
Sewerage 1$4,277$51,3240$0
Water Supply 1$4,277$51,3240$0
Totals for Government 6$24,443$48,8863$4,771

Topton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $99,000 ($47.85)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($9.18)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $263,000 ($127.11)
    Police Protection: $186,000 ($89.90)
    General - Other: $167,000 ($80.72)
    Regular Highways: $124,000 ($59.93)
    Water Utilities: $122,000 ($58.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($28.03)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($20.78)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($9.18)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($9.18)
    Fire Protection: $18,000 ($8.70)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($3.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.38)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($1.45)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.97)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000 ($27.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($3.87)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($3.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($1.93)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($0.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $247,000 ($119.38)

Topton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $547,000 ($264.38)
    All Other: $82,000 ($39.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($26.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($2.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $29,000 ($14.02)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($3.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $188,000 ($90.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $37,000 ($17.88)
    All Other: $33,000 ($15.95)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($2.42)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.97)
  • Tax - Property: $196,000 ($94.73)
    Individual Income: $178,000 ($86.03)
    NEC: $60,000 ($29.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.97)

Topton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,160,000 ($560.66)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $248,000 ($119.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,336,000 ($645.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $72,000 ($34.80)

Topton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $559,000 ($270.18)

4.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,285 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.81% ($47,814 average AGI)
from Chester County, PA  0.33% ($51,594)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.33% ($42,520)


4.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.02%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($460 average AGI)
Berks County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.46% ($38,236 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, PA  0.29% ($43,649)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.24% ($39,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Topton:

  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WTKZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALLENTOWN LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WAEB (790 AM; 4 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKAP (1470 AM; 5 kW; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Topton:

  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WJCS (89.3 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: BEACON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBYN (107.5 FM; BOYERTOWN, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • W278AI (103.5 FM; CENTER VALLEY, PA; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • W224AU (92.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W246AA (97.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, ETC., PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH,ETC)
  • WAEB-FM (104.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTO (96.1 FM; EASTON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WLVR-FM (91.3 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY)
  • W285DH (104.9 FM; N. WHITEHALL TOWNSHI, PA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, ET. AL.)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WZZO (95.1 FM; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Topton:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLVT-TV (Channel 39; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBPH-TV (Channel 60; BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: SONSHINE FAMILY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W07DC (Channel 7; ALLENTOWN/BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W46BL (Channel 46; ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Topton fatal accident list:

Nov 20, 1990 11:18 AM, 1010, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 9, 1989 11:38 PM, 1010, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • JAMES J.R. TALBOT, 50 Steel Tower Lane (Lat: 40.473111 Lon: -75.673500), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.8 m
    Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • Brian Gotschall, West Of Intersection Of Tower And Glen Rd's (Lat: 40.477361 Lon: -75.683056), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7172218820, Rusty.Himelwright@lrkimball.Com, 4400 DEER PATH RD. SUITE 105
  • James J Talbot, 50 Steel Tower Lane (Lat: 40.473111 Lon: -75.673500), Type: 82.3, Overall height: 76.8 m
    Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 44 W Keller St (Lat: 40.498417 Lon: -75.701861), Call Sign: KNGJ812
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.925 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2013, Expiration Date: 04/18/2023
    Registrant: Triangle Communications Inc., 3201 Montrose Ave., Reading, PA 19605, Phone: (610) 929-4211, Fax: (610) 929-5216, Email:
  • 50 Jefferson St (Lat: 40.508472 Lon: -75.702028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Call Sign: KNJD431
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.460 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2004, Expiration Date: 07/12/2014
    Registrant: Radio Maintenance, Inc., 1840 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA 19604, Phone: (610) 898-1211, Fax: (610) 898-1223, Email:
  • 330 W Weiss St (Lat: 40.503694 Lon: -75.703250), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPDV452, Licensee ID: L00288741
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5200 MHz, 37.5400 MHz, 37.5600 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/1998, Expiration Date: 11/24/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/06/2002, Certifier: Steven F Lux
    Registrant: Felhc, Inc., 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308, Phone: (330) 384-5498, Fax: (330) 761-7203
  • Lat: 40.509806 Lon: -75.691306, Call Sign: WPZM260
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.137 MHz, 458.137 MHz, 453.175 MHz, 453.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2004, Expiration Date: 02/09/2014, Certifier: Scott A Yenser
    Registrant: Radio Maintenance Inc, 332 Blair Avenue, Reading, PA 19601, Phone: (610) 376-9951, Fax: (610) 376-7204, Email:
  • Lat: 40.492583 Lon: -75.698389, Call Sign: WQLX517
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.810 MHz, 159.840 MHz, 159.855 MHz, 160.020 MHz, 160.140 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2010, Expiration Date: 05/18/2020, Certifier: Paul Moriarty
    Registrant: Radio Maintenance, Inc., 1840 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA 19604, Phone: (610) 898-1211, Fax: (610) 898-1223, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LONGSWAMP, West Of Intersection Of Tower And Glen Rd's (Lat: 40.477389 Lon: -75.683944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WQQA984, Licensee ID: L00002678
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/11/2012, Expiration Date: 10/11/2022, Certifier: Brian A Gottschall
    Registrant: Berks County Department Of Emergency Services, 2651 Bernville Road, Reading, PA 19605, Phone: (610) 374-4800, Fax: (610) 374-8865, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3
  • 1 Mile South Of Topton (Lat: 40.488972 Lon: -75.702944), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KNKO368
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.720 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/20/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Certifier: Robert C Green
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 210 West Market Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Phone: (570) 628-5559, Fax: (570) 622-6666, Email:
  • Longswamp Township Near (Lat: 40.488972 Lon: -75.702944), Call Sign: KGI769
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2004, Certifier: Robert C Green
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, Clarksville, MD 21029, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Email:
  • 1 Mi. South Of Topton (Lat: 40.488972 Lon: -75.702944), Call Sign: KWT850
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2008, Certifier: Robert C Green
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, Clarksville, MD 21029, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Topton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89078 , Serial Number: 8082, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/08/1947
    Registrant (Individual): R Bruce Thompson, Po Box 203, Topton, PA 19562



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,7901$161,3305$159,3841$42,310
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$83,9500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$182,9050$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$253,6300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0142.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$118,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0142.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Topton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Topton, PA

Most common first names in Topton, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4888.1 years
Anna4186.8 years
Helen3585.1 years
John3480.9 years
Florence3188.4 years
Ruth2886.8 years
William2780.7 years
Margaret2784.8 years
Charles2681.1 years
Robert2570.8 years
Most common last names in Topton, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2373.1 years
Miller2083.8 years
Moyer1882.4 years
Rohrbach1880.5 years
Oswald1679.8 years
Snyder1480.8 years
Schaeffer1486.4 years
Hilbert1366.7 years
Fisher1285.2 years
Trexler1178.5 years

Businesses in Topton, PA

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1
  • Nike: 1

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